Many people today are stuck with an ugly kitchen that they would love to completely overhaul but just do not have the money. While you are waiting for the money to completely remodel your kitchen, consider doing an inexpensive temporary kitchen remodel. Not only is a temporary kitchen remodel cheap to do, but it is also an easy do it yourself job. How do you do it?
The first thing that needs to be done in your temporary remodel is to repair anything that is broken. A leaking faucet or a broken dishwasher can keep a kitchen from being truly functional. Fix the things that you have been putting off and you will find your kitchen in a much more functional space.
Paint the Cabinets
A fresh coat of paint can really freshen up old cabinets. If you are looking for a clean look, try painting your cabinets white. Going for a more neutral look? A deep chocolate brown could be beautiful. You could even paint your cabinets black for a sophisticated look. Just be sure you do the proper preparation so the coats go on smoothly.
Update the Hardware
Outdated hardware can really damper the look of your kitchen. A can of silver or oil rubbed bronze spray paint can give your outdated hardware a fresh new look. Many brands of spray paint allow you to paint your metal hardware with no prep work. This is an easy fix for around $5.
Fake the Granite Look
Did you know that you can paint your old laminate countertops to look like granite? Many homeowners are painting their laminate countertops to look like granite until they are able to afford the real thing. There are many different techniques for this project, so take a look at other’s success to find ideas and inspiration for your temporary remodel.
Cover your Floors
Peel and stick vinyl tiles have come a long way in recent years. The look of marble, stone, and ceramic tile can be installed in your new temporary kitchen for less than $1 a square foot. What is the best part about these? They can be installed right over your current ugly kitchen floor.
Doing a temporary kitchen remodel is a great way to update your ugly kitchen on a very small budget. If you do this remodel tastefully, you will be able to enjoy your work for several years. This will give you plenty of time to save money for a complete kitchen overhaul down the road. Until then, enjoy your beautiful updated kitchen that cost you very little money.